Lana Laber married Timothy Woodward 22 March 1913

Lana (Lay-na) Mary Laber was born 15 August 1892 in Barton VT, the fifth child of Frank T and Lizzie (LaClair) Labor.  She was listed in the 1900 census in Barton with her parents and siblings.  Shortly afterward, the family moved to Lebanon NH, where Lana graduated from high school in 1911. 

Timothy Harrison Woodward was born 13 May 1890, in Barnet VT, son of Harrison and Roxie Evelyn (Hackett) Woodward.  In 1910, he was living in Lebanon with his parents.  

Lana and Timothy were married 22 March 1913 in Lebanon.  He was a weaver, she was a seamstress.   It was the first marriage for both.  Timothy registered for the draft for WW1, but I do not know if he served in the military.  The card says he had a wife and one child. It shows he worked for the American Woolen Co in Lebanon, New Hampshire where he was a weaver and he claimed an exemption from the draft for a rupture. The registrar’s report shows he was tall and slender build and had hazel eyes and dark brown hair.  

Lana and Tim had four children.  Madeline was born in 1914, Timothy in 1917, Paul in 1919, and Francis in 1925. 

In 1920, the family lived in Lebanon.    Tim was a weaver, Lana was a stitcher.  They were in the household of Willis Nash. Nash is Helen Brooks Laber’s stepfather (Helen being Lana’s sister-in-law).

The 1922 Lebanon city directory shows Tim and Lana at 25 Mahan, he was a weaver.  Harrison (his father) lived at 19 Mahan.  They were at the same address in 1924.  The 1930 census lists the family in Lebanon.  Tim was a weaver, Lana was a stitcher. 

Madeline Woodward married Ernest Hamilton, and she died in 1980.  Timothy married Beatrice Fraser, and died in 1996.  Paul married Janette Knight, and died in 1970.  Francis served in the Marines, and was killed on Okinawa during a mortar attack 14 May 1945. 

Family lore is that Lana went to an insane asylum after her son died in WWII and died of Huntington’s disease on 30 May 1959.  Tim died 18 Jan 1967.  They and Francis are buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Lebanon NH.


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